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before the country defaults on its debt? there's a big white house meeting today. >>> on the run, a stunning statement from the country's new secretary of defense. al qaeda's defeat is within reach. is america close to a victory over the terror network? >>> stolen life. kidnapped and held captive for 18 of her 31 years. jaycee dugard speaks exclusively to abc's diane sawyer about what it was like to be a prisoner, now, finally to be fre >> wow. i can walk into the next room and see my mom. wow, i can decide totoump in the car and go to the beach with the girls. wow. >> unbelievable. >> and, royal red carpet. it was the biggest night yet for the royal newlyweds of north america. hollywood's biggggt stars were out. but no surprise, it was kate who stole the show. we are live ininos angeles for will and kate's big hollywood moment. >> announcer: from abc news, this is a special edition of "good morning america," now, live from the belasco theater in los angeles, california, and new york city, weekend anchors bianna golodryga and dan harris. >> good morning, america, you're looking a
. i immediately figured out what it was. >> these fish are a big nuisance because they have no natural predators and could hurt the population of the native fish. this is south of the south river which pours into the bai. dnr officials are so concerned about the snake head spreading that they have put a bounty on the fish. from now until the end of the year if you catch one and report it to the dnr, you could win a prize or two. >>> weather wise it's been interesting. we've had showers and storms, one moving into emmetsberg weakening right where it meets up with carroll county and hagerstown, a more significant storm. you're traveling well west. you may run into that one. other than that showerings -- showers and probably rain in that direction also in southern anne arundel towards deal, south of shadyside. one renegade storm. the story has been heat, humidity north of 100 in frederic, d.c., still scattered storms. we'll talk about the excessive heat. that's coming up. >>> let's take a look at tonight's top stories. a baltimore city police officer faces federal drug charges tonight. of
on her tax forms. that's not going to be the big problem. the big problem, when you start lying to the prosecutors about what happened in this incident, i don't see how they can move forward. >> robin sax, i want to bring you in. do you agree with dan and think this case can move towards a dismissal now? >> well, there is no choice, unfortunately, but this case to move towards dismissal. the problem is that this case stinks all around. while this victim did lie, and i agree with dan completely that the fact that there may have been lies that were about applications and on asylum, but when it becomes about the crime itself, it's a problem, but i blame the prosecutors for not building a rapport to get this information out from the beginning. the lack of transparency about the relationship between the third in command in the office with the defense is also a problem. something stinks in this case. it doesn't change the fact that this guy has three prior victims, and now this person is also claiming the same sort of sexual abuse, it's a shame for victims everywhere. >> robin, as a p
down. that's a big deal for state officials. >>> the unemployment rate is high at 9.2%, but there is some hope tonight. a new survey from the national association of business economists finds hiring a likely to pick up between now and the end of the year. 43% of companies are likely to increase employment over the next six months. none of them plan to do layoffs. another positive trend is numerous jobs are offering. 5 to 10% have multiple job offers. who is landing these offers? mostly company executives. >>> baltimore city fire department has us is spended their ems training program amid-a cheating scandal. a few firefighter recruits were found with exam materials before they began being tested. they also ordered an internal investigation and each recruit was tested back in june will be retested. >>> a plan to build some condos is sitting neighbor against neighbor. ♪ whoa, whoa! 10:00 and 2:00, buddy. eyes on the road, right? hands on the wheel. [ male announcer ] the want-it, need-it... stay focused. [ male announcer ] ...gotta-have-it taste of mcdonald's burger
. >> reporter: that big house vote on boehner's bill i i expected tomorrow. we still don't know if he's convinced enough tea partiers to get it passed. they think they have the votes, diane, but this is going to be very close. >> jon, thank you. i want to bring someonene in wh has been making phone calls all day, "gma" anchor george stephanopoulos. is a breakthrough afoot, george? >> reporter: most democrats and republicans believe boehner is going to win this vote, it would be a big win for him. but the only thing it guarantees is anonoer round of negotiations, because the democratic majority in the senate won't pass this bill and the president won't sign it. >> what's next? >> reporter: a lot of talk. assuming this passes, there will be another round of negotiations. no certainty yet if this will happen at the white house or just among leaders on capitol hill. but it comes down to one big question. who is going to blink? will the president accept another vote on the debt limit before the next election or will the republicans accept another way to guarantee the cut? and both sides ar
? >> ramifications everywhere. why is the president pushing for that big deal when they can't seem to agree on any deal. >> reporter: the president sees this as an opportunity to get something done, make a significant debt in the deficit. it doesn't get any easier down the road but peggy and daniel, everybody in washington has their eye os on the political calendar. next we're is the presidential year and every member of congress is up for re-election. it would be a lot harder if they did a short-term deal and do it all over again. the president doesn't want it to happen before election day and doesn't want a lame duck congress to deal with this. much better if they can get one that goes through early 20134 but at this point it's impossible to just get a deal. >> you heard him emphasize let's get this done, why delay the pain. abc's karen travers, thank you very much. >> the summer is here and the living ain't easy. blistering heat with nearly two dozen states under advisory or warnings. >> many shot into tripleigits shattering more record highs and the drought in texas and oklahoma is so severe r
that this is a moment to be seized, that as long as they are attempting deficit reduction, they should think big. and what they're talking about could affect millions and millions of f ericans. there's a lot of cutting going on at the white house these days, and the branches of this elm could be just the beginning. both president obama and the house speaker, john boehner, today pushed congressional leaders to reduce the deficit by up to $4 trillion over the next decade or so. but how to get there is the sticking point. the president wants both spending cuts and new taxes and revenue. >> everybody acknowledged that there's going to be pain involved politically on all sides. >> reporter: and the pain will trickle down. and how might you feel it? republicans want to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from entitlement programs on the table from medicaid for low income americans. and for seniors, hundred of billions form medicate and social security. those benefits could be reduced, particularly for wealthier seniors. serious pain for seniors and serious fears. >> without medicare, i would be in a w
by 1.3% during the last three months. a big disappointment, half of what economists say we need to see i drop in the unemployment rate. >> one of the big problem with the jobs picture is the confidence gap. all of the traditional fundamentals that tend to drive better hiring, none of that has translated into robust job growth. >> reporter: to top it all off, it's not exactly a confidence booster to hear for the first time the richest country in the world is sitting on less cash than apple computer. they are lococd in their high stakes game of chicken. >> it is maddening to a lot of people, particularly when they watch markets go into a period of volatility driven by what is happening in washington. that affects their pocketbooks on eye day to day basis. >> reporter: late night economics are at their wits end too. >> our fearless leaders fighting like a hoard of brides in filene's basement. >> reporter: 9 news describing our debt battle as dangerously irresponsible. bill weissman runs a furniture business in massachusetts and is feeling the firsthand uncertainty of the political gridloc
. we'll get back to the b b breaking news this morning. the big question in the casey anthony case, can she cash in, make hundreds of thousands of dollars with books, movies and appearances now that she is a program come? it has happened before. >> and the new god squad debuts. a priest and rap byes give us their take on the top stories of the week. >> and hot date. mila kunis, accepted an offer to go out with a marine. justin timberlake gives his response to the same response from a female marine. see what he said coming up. vo: transformers are back... ...and so is the bacon cheddar ranch tendercrisp at burger king. crispy bacon, rich cheddar cheese and creamy ranch dressing. not even the end of the world will make you put it down. get it before it's gone. and see "transformers: dark of the moon" now in theaters. a bododat rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay
this capital on a sleepy friday afternoon. >> i heard a big boom. it was like arriving at a war scene in some kind of movie. fire, people in the street injured. >> reporter: the streets carpeted with broken glass, windows blown out. smoke rising from the center of town. >> you can actually smell the burning from the blasts. >> it looks like a war zone. there was people running around with blood from their head. it was kind of panic. >> reporter: the sidewalks quickly became a makeshift emergency room. bystanders raced to help the injured. horror in the face of those who witnessed the carnage. worst hit, a government building, home to the prime minister. luckily, he wasn't there. also damaged, the headquarters of a tabloid newspaper, as well as smaller buildings nearby. inside those buildings, the dead, and those too badly wounded to get out. rescue efforts lasted into the night while everyone else in oslo was warned to stay away from downtown. then, two hours later, on an island less than an hour south of the capital, a nightmare of a different kind. a man dressed as a policeman opened fire o
's headline, ad more people to the big heat. >>> emergency rooms are at 100% capacity in cincinnati, ohio. roads in louisiana are buckling under heat stress. livestock is dying in record numbers in minnesota and south dakota. >> it's bad. it's terrible. >> reporter: and the hottest heat wave in the midwest in 23 years is moving east. nearly half of the entire u.s. population, 141 million americans across 2 dozen states now are under heat advisories. one-two punch of record heat compared with unbearable humidity, the highest heat index, 126 in council bluff, iowa. heat like this is now taxing the power grid leads to thousands of power outages in the midwest meaning no air conditioner. >> the lower level of the house is cooler. i try not to go upstairs. >>> and tension is rising. power crews were forced to leave this chicago street after being harassed by an angry neighbor. the food supply is feeling the stress too. terry swales of wqad is in iowa. >> reporter: here in the quad cities, the heat and humidity has really been stressing the crops especially the corn and farmers are very concern
, the big remaining question? should the president be forced to commit to still more cuts before the presidential election? we gathered our powerhouse political team, abc's george ststhanopoulos here in new york, jon karl and jake tapper in washington and all three told me they have never seen anything like this before. >> reporter: with just about a week to go, none of the leaders, none of them, not the president, not the speaker of the house, not the democratic leader of the senate, know how this is going to turn out. right now, there are no votes to pass anything. >> so, you are saying that the white house has no idea -- >> >> reporter: how this is going to play out? absolutely not. >> they have a plan? >> reporter: nonon at all. i have never seen a situation like this in 20 years in this town where nobody knows how it's going to end. >> republicans get to have their fight next year, right, in any case. we have fight about taxes in this country during an election year. why make the debt ceiling an issue? why make it about the debt ceiling as opposed to the fact that we're goin
. they have won big here. city hall has hauled in cash from 1600 tickets in four years here many from failing to feed the meter while you sneak in for a cup of coffee. at 32 bucks a ticket that is one pricy cup of joe. you will still be a gambling woman? >> maybe. >> right now there is only one problem. these guys use open data to plot the parking tickets. we called and e-mailed the mayor's office of information technology but have not received a response on why the information isn't current. joce sterman, abc 2 news. >>> meet george jettison or at least his car. the flyer car has been cleared for takeoff and it may not be long until you see one of these in the rear view mirror. it is called the transition. makers say it is a roadable aircraft designed to shift from the road to air and back again. who will be allowed to drive this? anybody with a valid driver's license. if you want to fly the car you will need at least a sports pilot license. you can land right in front of your house. the flying car will set you back about $250,000. you can reserve one if you are willing to put down a $10,000
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